Eileen R. Tabios is a poet working in multiple genres and in-between. She also loves books by writing, reading, publishing, critiquing, romancing and advocating for them. This blog will feature her bibliophilic activities with posts on current book engagements and links to her books and projects related to books.

Monday, May 30, 2022


Marsh Hawk Review consistently presents contemporary poets who are worth reading in part for how they expand the poetic terrain. For its just-released Spring 2022 issue, deep gratitude to editor Daniel Morris and prose editor Burt Kimmelman for including me in both the poetry and prose sections. Both of my contributions reflect my development as a poet-novelist. My poem (P. 47) is an experimental haibun that was written while writing my third novel. My prose contribution is an essay on “How a Poet Writes a Novel” (P. 58). I hope you check them out, along with other outstanding words and poets in the issue. Available at this link: https://marshhawkpress.org/the-marsh-hawk-press-review/

From “How a Poet Writes a Novel”, its opening sentence:

“What if, instead of having an idea for a story, you decide to let the world write your novel?”


The novel, of course, is my first novel which was released last year, DOVELION (AC Books, N.Y.).